By Spencer Klein
Hello. Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I don’t like to brag. I’m bad at it, but because of the nature of this article and pressure from my editor, this piece involves a lot of it. So stick with me — there’s a message. You just have to endure the flex of the century.
Continue reading “With Pride: Drum Major Reflects on Rose Parade Experience”
By Natalie Chen
Members of the Island Friends Jr. Guild have been making ripples across the community, from raising awareness about mental health to supporting the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
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By Alex Isbell
Since 1988, Democrats have dominated almost every aspect of Washington state politics, from House seats to the Senate to statewide offices.
Continue reading “Political Division in Washington State: The Midterms”
By Lucille Shield and Grady Short
On Monday, Sept. 24, MIHS started operating on a modified weekly schedule — a change which the administration expects to maintain for the rest of the year.
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By Grady Short
With an incoming freshman class of 420 students, MIHS will be at its fullest ever for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Continue reading “Enrollment Reaches All-Time High”
On June 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., 360 students from the Mercer Island High School class of 2018 graduated at Key Arena. Click here to read the speeches from the valedictorians, student and teacher speaker and class officers! Continue reading 2018 MIHS Graduation
By Joy Francke and Hannah Whobrey
With AP exam season in full swing, the pressure for students at Mercer Island to succeed grows each week. But what is it like to be the teacher during this stressful time?
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Ron Adams is a substitute teacher working at MIHS. He worked as a drawing and painting teacher at MIHS for 27 years, and has been substituting since 2000 when he retired from teaching. In honor of Substitute Appreciation Week, the MIHS Islander sat down with one of MIHS’ most popular substitute teachers.
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Annika Bhananker & Kate Francke
Washington state lawmakers passed the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act on July 23, 2017. This year, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and law enforcement agencies will be ready to nab offenders on the state’s roads.
Continue reading “New Distracted Driving Law Passes in Washington state”
By Walt McKelvie
On March 21,Washington Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5064, a bill designed to protect student newspapers from censorship by school and district administrations.
Continue reading “Bill 5064: Giving Students New Voices”